Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Downtown Transit Enhancement

"A major component of the Democrats' energy legislation is, and the Democrats' answer to the energy crisis is, hold on, wait one minute, I'm not making this up, it is"promoting the use of the bicycle! Watch this extraordinary two minute video of Rep Patrick McHenry decrying "19th century technology for a 21st century problem."

Oh, how the times are ah change'n. It wasn't long ago we had bobble-headed morons like the one above spewing ridicule at the thought of citizens giving up their cars in favor of the lowly bicycle. And now, a search for bike commuters in Goggle News brings up over 2500 articles since the beginning of June written about the mass of people doing just what was thought so vile by the bobble-headed Congressman from North Carolina.

July 17th is your chance to have some input about the future of transit here in Jacksonville. There are two meetings scheduled for the day. One in the morning and one in the evening for the working stiffs.
Lets pack this meeting out and make sure that this city and JTA no longer make any plans without including infrastructure for both bicycles and pedestrians.

Downtown Transit Enhancement Phase One Public Hearing
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

City Hall - Committee Room A 117 West Duval Street Open House at 11 am; Presentaion at 1pm

Downtown Transit Enhancement Phase One Public Hearing
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

City Hall - Committee Rm. A 117 West Duval Street Open House at 4 pm; presentation at 6 pm
( I believe the first 2 hours of the meetings are an open house and the actual meetings don't start until 11am & 6pm)

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